Principal text written by Michael Jay Friedman, Division Chief for Print Publications at the Department of State’s Bureau of international information Programs. Friedman holds a PhD in U.S. political and diplomatic history.
Executive Editor: George Clack Editor-in-Chief: Mildred Solá Neely Managing Editor: Michael Jay Friedman Art Director: Min-Chih Yao Photo Research: Maggie Johnson Sliker
CONTENTS of Free At Last – The US Civil Rights Movement
Slavery Spreads to America A Global Phenomenon Transplanted to America Slavery Takes Hold Slave Life and Institutions Family Bonds Spotlight: The Genius of the Black Church
“Three-Fifths of Other Persons:” A Promise Deferred 8 A Land of Liberty?
The Pen of Frederick Douglass The Underground Railroad By the Sword The Rebellious John Brown The American Civil War Spotlight: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
“Separate but Equal:” African Americans Respond to the Failure of Reconstruction
Congressional Reconstruction Temporary Gains … and Reverses The Advent of “Jim Crow” Booker T. Washington: The Quest for Economic Independence W.E.B. Du Bois: The Push for Political Agitation Spotlight: Marcus Garvey: Another Path
Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall Launch the Legal Challenge to Segregation
Charles Hamilton Houston: The Man Who Killed Jim Crow
“We Have a Movement”
“Tired of Giving In:” The Montgomery Bus Boycott Sit-Ins Freedom Rides The Albany Movement Arrest in Birmingham Letter From Birmingham Jail “We Have a Movement” The March on Washington Spotlight: Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement Spotlight: Civil Rights Workers: Death in Mississippi Spotlight: Medgar Evers: Martyr of the Mississippi Movement
“It Cannot Continue:” Establishing Legal Equality
Changing Politics Lyndon Baines Johnson The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Act’s Powers The Voting Rights Act of 1965: e Background Bloody Sunday in Selma The Selma-to-Montgomery March The Voting Rights Act Enacted What the Act Does Spotlight: White Southerners’ Reactions to the Civil Rights Movement
The Triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement
<End of Contents – Free at Last, a comprehensive book on the US Civil Rights Movement>
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